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Joshua to return to scene of Olympic triumph

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Anthony Joshua will return to the scene of his 2012 Olympic gold medal victory in his fourth professional bout, where he will take on "Dangerous" Dorian Darch on December 14.

Joshua won super-heavyweight gold when defeating Roberto Cammarelle by countback at London's ExCel Arena in August last year.

The Brit is set to compete in his third professional fight on either November 14 at Bethnal Green's York Hall or on November 23 in Manchester, against an opponent yet to be named.

The December 14 show sees Kevin Mitchell headline the card and defend his IBF inter-continental lightweight title against Brunet Zamora.

Joshua has fought twice since he turned professional in July, defeating previously unbeaten Emanuele Leo by first round knockout on his debut. He then stopped Paul Butlin in the second round of their fight on the undercard of Kell Brook's win over Vyacheslav Senchenko in October.

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